By Shereen Siewert

A bomb threat called into the Emergency Room at Ascension St. Michael’s Hospital in Stevens Point is unfounded and security measures have been lifted Tuesday, according to organization officials.

At approximately 1 p.m. this afternoon, Ascension St. Michael’s Hospital and Ascension Medical Group enacted emergency response procedures after receiving the threat to the facility.

Normal operations resumed and security measures were lifted about an hour later, after a thorough search of the facility and cooperation with local police.

“We would like to thank our associates and local authorities for their professionalism in handling this event,” said Teri Theiler, Chief Administrative Officer, Ascension St. Michael’s Hospital.

An investigation into the phony threat is ongoing.